ERIC Number: ED317033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Framework for Languages.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The Texas framework for modern and classical language programs in the elementary and secondary schools is intended to (1) establish a philosophy for a proficiency-based sequential language program; (2) outline the overall language program as specified in state rules and legislative mandates; and (3) describe expected student proficiency levels and suggested student objectives, instructional activities, and evaluation strategies. School district administrators may use the framework while writing new curriculum documents or revising old ones. Clarification and interpretation of state Board of Education rules may also help local administrators and practitioners better understand the purposes of language program components and details of implementation. After an introduction, the first section outlines the program philosophy, basic program goals and design at each school level, the elements of a proficiency-based curriculum, the role of advanced languages and nonsequential courses, and program evaluation. The second section addresses the curriculum development process, the role of state and district standards and procedures, lesson planning, and setting course goals and objectives. Proficiency descriptions are provided for three levels. Appended materials include scope and sequence matrixes for each school level and additional course and program planning helps. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Class Size, Classical Languages, Cognitive Processes, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar, Honors Curriculum, Language Proficiency, Lesson Plans, Modern Languages, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction), Prerequisites, Program Design, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas